Hummingbirds dive to sing with their tails

Many birds sing to woo females, but some hummingbirds go to great lengths to do so. They climb to between 5 and 40 metres before plummeting past perched females in death-defying dives. They pull up at the last minute, spread their tail feathers and produce a loud chirpy song. The song comes not from the birds' mouths,… » 9/11/11 2:30pm 9/11/11 2:30pm

This is what happens when you invite 40 vultures to dinner

For her video project In Ictu Oculi, artist Greta Alfaro set a table with a lovely dinner in the middle of nowhere and waited. What was she waiting for? Why, for a ravenous flock of several dozen carrion birds to drop by for a snack, of course. This meal goes from amusing to terrifying in under two minutes. » 8/29/11 2:15pm 8/29/11 2:15pm